Book of Mormon Authorship: New Light on Ancient Origins [Provo: BYU Religious Studies Center, 1982], 8;“By its own account, the Book of Mormon is for doubters. It announces on its title page a clear purpose for all the hard labor of preserving records: “To the convincing of the Jew and Gentile that JESUS is the CHRIST, the ETERNAL GOD.” That statement presupposes that there would be serious and searing doubt in the world and that even religious readers, whatever their Messianic expectations, would not only raise questions about the historicity of this or that segment of the life of Jesus, but about the whole religious enterprise.” – Noel B. Reynolds, ed.
Psalms 78: 5-7; “For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children: 6 That the generation to come might know [them, even] the children [which] should be born; [who] should arise and declare [them] to their children: 7 That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments”.
Oh how my heart sank upon reading the info in our quote today. After all this time you’d think my skin would be thicker, but it’s not. I’ll always be heartbroken over what Mormonism really is compared to what I thought it was.
The statement Mr. Reynolds made – ‘the Book of Mormon is for doubters’ – is a clear indication they’re out to trick anyone who has questions. They’ve poised themselves to be the quintessential wolf in sheep’s clothing, of this there’s no doubt.
If there was any doubt in the minds of those questioning the legitimacy of the Book of Mormon, those questions should be put to rest now. And on the flip side of that awful darkness, we have the beautiful truth and promises of God! Imagine how much He loves us! Surely His love outweighs the hate inside the hearts of the deceivers!
Notice the step by step provision He granted to us all the way back to Jacob! He gave a testimony to Jacob and then a law in Israel. Next He commanded we tell our children, so the next generation would know of Him. This is where we set our hope! And just think beloved – it’s still going on today in spite of what the naysayers might want you to believe!